Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with more than 35 years of experience in capital markets. He has worked for the sell side, with banks such as Commonwealth Bank, Citibank and Merrill Lynch, and the buy side as treasurer of the TNT Group. He now acts as a consultant, advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world. He has written many books on derivatives and risk management, which are highly regarded as standard reference works for professional traders. In 2006, he published the international bestseller Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives, a satirical insider’s account of derivatives trading. In that book, and in a series of 2006 speeches titled “The Coming Credit Crash”, he provided prescient insight into the structure and risk of the world financial system, describing problems that subsequently became apparent. In 2010, his article “The Year of Wishful Thinking” anticipated the sovereign debt crisis. In 2009-10, in a series of articles titled “The China Syndrome”, he drew attention to the unsustainable nature of China’s economic success and the risk of a slowdown in growth, a subject he followed up on in a 2012 piece titled “All Feasts Must End”. In a 2011 paper titled Financial Fetishes, he drew attention to the ineffectiveness of policy options, especially the increasing dependence on monetary measures such as quantitative easing and the difficulty of reversing such actions. Also in 2011, he identified Australia’s fragile prospects and looming slowdown and challenges. His book Extreme Money: Masters of the universe and the cult of risk (2011) was described by Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, as “a true insider’s devastating analysis of the financial alchemy of the last 30 years and its destructive consequences”. Das was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, the 2012 PBS Frontline series “Money, Power and Wall Street” and the 2009 BBC TV documentary Tricks with Risk. He is a frequent interviewee and is widely quoted in the financial press globally. Das was honoured as one of the Most Influential 50 – Bankers and investors who move markets by Bloomberg. He has also been a featured speaker at financial conferences throughout the world, including at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas.